Hednota longipalpella (Meyrick, 1879)
Pasture Webworm
(previously known as Eromene longipalpella)
CRAMBINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hednota longipalpella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The caterpillars of this species live in a shelter of foodplant leaves joined with silk. The caterpillars feed on nearly any species of:

  • Grass ( POACEAE ).

    The adult moths have forewings with a brown pattern, including an irregular truncated doubly outlined circle containing a figure '8'. The hindwings are pale brown.

    The species has been found over much of Australia, including :

  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 66.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera I: Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 3, Part 3 (1879), pp. 196-197.


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    (updated 15 June 2010)